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Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 1:00pm EDT
this came out and now the rest of the world knows about it. >> the president talked about malaysia. we see how big of an issue this is. on a positive side, this is sports. everyone wants to be heard. the fans are the alternate arbiters. bob iger said he will still go to the games and support the players. what is the responsibility of fans? >> fans are to speak out. this is such a damaging blow to the players. sterling pulled the plug on a hand grenade and now it has exploded. what do you do? even doc rivers said i do not know how to handle this. do the players have out? are there clauses where they say i will not play for this guy anymore and get out. there guys can believe, is a lot of conversation behind closed doors and law offices all across the country for players, owners, league officials, broadcast organizations and sponsors to answer the questions. this is unchartered territory. this is raised. it is basketball, but this is race in a heavily black sport. firestorm of debate. hopefully it will move in a right direction. >> the sba -- nba will go on, but in terms of the clippers, how
Bloomberg
Apr 28, 2014 11:00pm EDT
of the moment, things like racism in arizona, issues of searching for planes in malaysia in the indian ocean. it is an interesting study on the news media, the sports media, etc., but as a business matter, it seems to me, it is too early to tell what the ultimate impact of all of this is going to be. it is one of these small incidents that has mushroomed into a large incident. i will say, sports leagues are pretty adept at crisis management and damage control. that is one of the core competencies of the sports league. you are always dealing with player fines, coaches misbehaving, issues of particular calls and the like. clearly, this is a bigger issue than the every day, but you look at what the nba has had to deal with in recent years -- you had the refereeing matter, which went to the core of the legitimacy of the game. >> we are hearing now from more sponsors who apparently think it is a bigger issue. virgin america just announced that they will withdraw their support from the clippers. i also have that statement from carmax calling sterling's views completely unacceptable and that they d
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